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beyond its borders. >> now to the scandal rocking the vatican. the pope's former butler found guilty today of stealing private papal documents and leaking them to a reporter, but tonight the butler is expecting a pardon. paulo gabrieli was always close to the pope or at his side serving dinner. it was a trusted position and he betrayed that trust, handing over thousands of copies of documents to an investigative journalist who was writing a tell-all book. it caused a sensation with accusations of fighting and financial misdealings. in court the butler confessed to the crime and said he did it out of love for the church. his lawyer said he shouldn't be remembered as a thief and even hopes that in the future his motives will be rewarded for the butler said it himself in court this morning, he did what he did for the sake of the church and of the pope. >> vatican judges disagreed, sentencing gabrieli to 18 months in prison. the butler has to wait for forgiveness from the very man he betrayed. the pope's spokesman says a pardon is likely and the pontiff will now study the court file and
, the pope's butler admits to stealing from him. why he says it's for the goo of the church. >>> and a news anchor fights back after a tv viewer criticizes her because of her weight. the on-air response that's led to national headlines today. >>> startling claims that a popular style of smoke detector may not save your family in a fire. welcome back, everybody, at 4:30. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. when you buy a smoke detector, you think it will sound. >> an investigation by nbc's jeff rossen found that the most common type of smoke detector may give you little warning to get your family out in time. >> reporter: a desperate mother waking up to a house full of smoke, trying to save her kids. >> as i'm trying to get upstairs, my first thought is the four people that i have upstairs. trying to make sure they're not scared to death, that they're safe and that they're okay. >> i have four children dead in the house. it's burning! >> reporter: the kids didn't make it. cause of death? smoke inhalation. so why didn't they have more warning? after all, the deputy said the house had work
washington.com. >> someone has just been taken into custody. the pope's butler makes a confession on the witness stand about why he stole some private documents and he doesn't feel guilty about it. question 7 has a new ally. a big backer is now supporting the fight to bring up big time casino to prince george's something like a plane crash keep them away from the game. >>> seven crew member have been arrested in connection with the worst boating disaster in hong kong in 40 years. the ferry and the party boat crashed last night. at least 38 people were killed. it happened during a celebration for china's national day. crew members from both boats were taken into custody today on suspicion of endangering passengers. police in hong kong will say only that the crew in their words, did not exercise caution required by law. investigators have not yet that what they believe actually caused that crash. >>> a massive clean-up effort is underway in spain after days of deadly flash floods. at least ten people died. many were swept away in the heavy currents. they include a young boy and girl
favorite sport. >> reporter: but that fun comes at too high a price says dr. paul butler, a retired physician. the father of three who now sits on the dover school board wants to shut down the football program for good. he believes the risk of concussions and long-term brain injuries to players is too high. >> i think it's a risk. >> i think it's overly radical and it's not supported by medical evidence. >> reporter: the school board released a statement saying dr. butler's opinion is his own, and that the determination of the dhs football program has not come before the board and is not on any agenda at this time. still, parents were quick to speak out. >> the backing is there, you know. jim mcmahon just came out and said he suffers from dementia, so there is a fear. >> if you're going to stop football, you better stop hockey. >> reporter: symptoms are often subtle and easily missed. among children and adolescents, emergency room visits for sports-related brain injuries, including concussions, have gone up 60% in ten years. ask for boys, the rates are highest in football. >> from t
. a document league has plagued the vatican. >> today in an italian courtroom, pope benedict's butler admitted to stealing private documents from the pontiff's offices. >> as claudia reports, the butler says he's innocent. >> reporter: the pope's former butler took the witness stand and confessed being the person that stole and leaked private documents from the papal apartments to an italian journalist who later published them in a book. nevertheless he said he did not feel guilty of aggravated theft, the charges brought against him but he did feel guilty of having betrayed the pope's trust. he said he just acted alone with no accomplice. he never took money or presents in exchange for the documents. he just wanted to expose the evil and corruption he saw all around him in the catholic church. something that he saw but the pope apparently did not. during a personal anecdote, he explained he had lunches and dinners with the pope sometimes during which time he had a chat and realized, he said, how easy it was to manipulate a man with such power and even the pope even asked questions about situat
base to dulles due to a low cloud ceiling. >>> pope benedict's former butler declared his innocence yesterday against charges he stole personal documents from the pontiff however he admitted photocopying the pope's private correspondence. vatican police testified they found thousands of pages of documents inside his apartment. >>> also in vatican city, a dramatic but unrelated protest. a man climbed onto the dome of st. peter's bassilica unfurling a protest bannister against italy's prime minister. at last report he was still tlup. >>> and after checking out a tip, police near detroit say missing teamster's boss jimmy hoffa is not buried in the driveway of a home. neither is anyone else. >>> well, now here as an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,482 after losing 32 points yesterday. the s&p was up a point. the nasdaq gained six. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei fell 39 points but in hong kong the hang seng added 47. >>> well, a mixed day on the street could be the story for much of the week. on tuesday
in oregon. all of the men face up to life in prison if convicted. >>> pope benedict's former butler found guilty today of stealing thousands of vatican documents including some of the pope's private letters alleging corruption within the church. poolo was sentenced to 18 months in prison. he'll begin serving time under house arrest and many expect him to be pardoned by pope benedict. gabriela does not feel like a heave and did what he did out of love for the church. >>> back here at home, metro riders will soon see controversial ads at several stations. the ads from the american freedom defense initiative suggest radical islamists are savages. metro tried to delay putting them up because of the deadly protests in the middle east, but yesterday a judge ruled metro must comply by monday night. the ads displayed at the georgia avenue u street, takoma park and clenmont stations. >>> nearly all of the planes grounded by american airlines by of the seat problems are back in service tonight. american took 48 boeing 757 jets out of service after reports of seats coming loose mid-flight. the airli
that fascinated catholics worldwide. the pope's former butler on trial for leaking documents to the press. this morning, he learned his fate. dunn began golestani is in london. >> he said he was acting out of love for the catholic church and said it wasn't theft, but this morning, vatican judges disagreed, they found him guilty and sentenced him to 18 months in prison. wherever the pope went, his butler was nearby, up front in the pope mobile or by his side at dinner. paolo was so trusted, he was one of the few people to have a key to the pontiff's apartment. so close he was able to take thousands of confidential couples. >> for the pope, i think it was a betrayal of trust. paolo got the early sense of that himself. for the vatican, i don't think anyone's too worried about what was actually in the documents. it's the fact that the documents were taken from the pope's apartment. >> in court, he admitted taking personal letters and documents belonging to the pope. papers his boss asked to be destroyed. but according to police, they found them stashed in the butler's apartment instead. the 4
are following at 4:00. pat lawson muse joins us in the news room. >> coming up today, a butler who admits stealing from the pope. why he was trying to help the catholic church. in get healthy for life, why having a dog is good for your health. it could make you less likely to get sick. then, at 5:00, this man's car was stolen when it was found, he had to pay hundreds of dollars to get it back. the news 4 i team shows why it happened and where people can go to get help. this is the latest news starting at 4:00. barbara? >> thank you. >>> a last look at the forecast. >> the sun is breaking out. near 80 in southern maryland. to the west, in the 70s to upper 60s where they are getting a few sprinkles. more sun breaking out as we progress into the mid-80s. lower humidity, beautiful on thursday, friday and saturday. maybe showers sunday morning. see you tomorrow morning. >> we look forward to that. >> that's news 4 midday. thanks for joining us. tune in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> we'll be back tomorrow morning at 11:00. hope you plan to join us for that. until then, have a terrific day. see yo
could learn his fate this weekend. he was the pope's butler. he admits he stole from the pope, but he says he had a good reason. >> reporter: this was paolo in his coveted role. he was charged with stealing the pope's records and personal documents, like construction contracts. he's admitted taking the documents but testified he doesn't feel guilty of a crime, only betraying the trust of a man he loves like a father. he told prosecutors, seeing evil and corruption everywhere in the chump, i was sure that a shock, even a media one, would have been healthy to bring the church back on the right track. >> he was a known and trusted person, he spoke to many people about many issues of concern that he said they came to him with. >> reporter: on the stand he described talking to the pope. i realized it's easy to manipulate somebody with such enormous decision-making power. he claims to have had no accomplices. there is one other vatican staffer accused of holding documents for gabrieli. but his role was considered minor. he could face four years in prison. but everybody you talk to here full
butler for pope benedict is accused of leaking secret documents confesses on a witness stand today. he admitted to stealing and leaking documents to the media. he denied having an accomplice or getting money for documents released. he maintains he is not guilty of the aggravated theft charges. he testified he feels he's guilty of betraying the pope's trust. he did it to expose corruption within the vatican. he faces four years in prison if convi convicted. >>> president obama and mitt romney will keep low profiles today as they prepare for their first debate. the republican presidential nominee told supporters creating jobs will be his administrations top priority. president obama didn't make any campaign stops yesterday. he's preparing right now in nevada. >>> storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us right now with some explaining. huh told us it was going rain and it did as you said. >> as my aunt used to say, it rained pitch forks and hammer handles. it came down, made a lot of noise and is coming down hard around the region. traffic is still crawling through much of the region. h
state employee whose legal fees were not reimbursed by the university. >>> pope benedict's former butler admits to stealing documents and leaking them to a journalist. he took the stand yesterday in his own defense. he took responsibility for stealing the documents and insisted he had no other accomplices, but he still denies that he's guilty of the aggravated theft charges against him. he told the court that he is only guilty of betraying the pope's trust. he faces four years in prison if he's convicted. >>> one person seriously hurt after several explosions at a british columbia trucking company. a building and several tractor trailers were engulfed in flames in the fire. smoke was visible for miles. several neighbors businesses were evacuated and two lanes of a nearby bridge had to be closed. the cause of the explosions is still under investigation. >>> a base jumper is lucky to be alive this morning after his parachute got snagged on the side of a cliff. 26-year-old adam gardner got stuck about halfway down the 400-foot cliff in provo canyon in utah. rescuers had to be lowered down a
're finally letting those residents return. no one was hurt. >>> a former butler for pope benedict accused of leaking secret documents will take the stand for the if ifirst time to. paolo gabrieli is accused of stealing documents from inside the vatican and giving them to a journalist. prosecutors say he's confessed, saying he did it to expose corruption within the vatican. he faces up to four years in prison if he's convicted. >>> a peanut butter recall at trader joe's is expanding this morning. sunland incorporated makes peanut butter for several retailers. they're also including cashew butter, tahini and other products. salmonella has been found in 19 states, including virginia. >>> two people from our area are among the two dozen winners of this year's genius grants awarded by the macarthur foundation. david finankel, a journalist fr the washington post, and a writer from the district will receive a $500,000 grant. the awards with paid out over five years and allow recipients to pursue their creative vision. this year's winners work in fields from medicine to science, art, and journali
you later. >>> the verdict in the trial of pope benedict's former butler is in. paulo gabriel was sentenced to 18 months behind bars for stealing church documents and leaking them to journalists. he faced up to four years in prison. the vatican court says the sentence was reduced because of a series of mitigating circumstances including that gabriel had no previous record. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says u.s. officials are investigating the arrest of two men reportedly connected to the deadly embassy attack in libya. the two tunisian men were arrested wednesday but it is unclear whether they are considered suspects. the u.s. ambassador to libya along with three other americans were killed in an attack on the embassy on september 11th. panetta says officials are still looking into whether the men were connected to al qaeda. >>> the fbi says friendly fire is likely to blame for the death of a federal agent in arizona. nicholas ivy was killed and another agent injured in tuesday's shooting. police have arrested two men who could be connected to the incident. the agents we
butler is accused of stealing thousands of private papal document. on tuesday he told the court why he did it. nbc's michelle kosinski is in rome this morning. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, david, yeah. here we have the pope's right-hand man accused of stealing the pope's personal letters and documents, copying them, leaking them to the press. when this first broke it was described like something out of a shadowy novel full of high-level intrigue, but now it kind of reads more like a bizarre heist. this was paulo gabriele in his coveted role, one of poeb benedict's closest aides. now the butler is accused in a vatican courtroom charged with stealing a large number of the pep's personal letters and documents, some refer to infighting over things like construction contracts, alleged cronyism and transparency, a rare peek inside vatican justice. gabriele has admitted taking the documents but testified he doesn't feel guilty of a crime, only betraying the trust of a man he loves like a father. he told prosecutors seeing evil and corruption everywhere in the church, i was
police say he pled not guilty to a crime. >>> the pope's former butler testifies today for stealing private documents. the butler, whose duties included helping the pope get dressed, wanted to expose what he felt was corruption within the vatican. >>> now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. actress drew barrymore announced she gave birth last wednesday to a baby girl named olive, the first child for the 37-year-old actress and her husband art consultant will kopelman. fans are wondering if the baby is named after the reindeer character named olive. liam niesom was pretty in pink. raising money for breast cancer research. >> if i take this off, does the $10,000 become 20,000? just asking. >> i'll make that happen. if you take it off and go sit in that. >> yes. >> then we get fined if you take those off. >> the audience member who got to help ellen dunk niesom is himself a cancer survivor. >>> and this black bear was brave enough to walk on to this back deck but not prepared for this woman's angry reaction. >> no, no. down! who knew
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